Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick

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Long ago, troublesome snakes roamed the hills of Ireland, bringing evil and mischief everywhere they went. Before Patrick becomes a saint, he drives all the snakes out of Ireland with a ring of his magic bell--except one, which he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness. Full color.

Before he becomes a saint, Patrick drives all the snakes but one out of Ireland and that last one he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness.

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Overview

Long ago, troublesome snakes roamed the hills of Ireland, bringing evil and mischief everywhere they went. Before Patrick becomes a saint, he drives all the snakes out of Ireland with a ring of his magic bell--except one, which he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness. Full color.

Before he becomes a saint, Patrick drives all the snakes but one out of Ireland and that last one he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
St. Patrick's legendary campaign to rid the Emerald Isle of snakes is combined with the myth of the Loch Ness monster in this tall tale. PW called it "a crisp and breezy text that depicts a religious figure at his most human and appealing." Ages 4-8. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-This frolicsome blend of folklore and legend has Patrick chasing the snakes from Ireland because "they were so naughty folks were sick and tired of having them around." One sneaky snake, however, cleverly eludes him, and from there this tale grows tall enough to stretch any imagination. When Patrick builds a beautiful snake box, the curious creature slithers into it but escapes before the lid is closed. Patrick chases the reptile through the Irish landscape, pushing the Blue Stack Mountains open to form the Long Glen of Hunting and eventually crossing the Giants' Causeway to the sea. After a passing mother eagle snatches the snake, Patrick frees him and tosses him into the box, which promptly sinks into Loch Ness. When Patrick returns years later, he is greeted by his nemesis and discovers that the creature has become the Loch Ness Monster. This delightful read-aloud is full of tongue-tickling language that will accommodate a wee bit of a dialect. Hillenbrand's mixed-media illustrations engulf the pages with humor, texture, and exuberant color. Perfect for holiday collections as well as year-round reading, this story should slither into any collection.-Jody McCoy, The Bush School, Seattle, WA
Kirkus Reviews
The author combines two heretofore unrelated legends for an enjoyable, action-filled tale. The story of the origins of the Loch Ness Monster is combined with the story of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland. Snakes bedevil the Irish in some gently humorous serpentine appearances—one in an outhouse. They wrap themselves around St. Patrick's old lame dog, and he finds a way to banish them—save one. As the enormous red snake matches wits with St. Patrick, readers are compelled by what will happen next. In the midst of the battle, the snake is carried off by an eagle; St. Patrick wants to win, "but not this way." He succeeds in dropping the snake, crated-up, into the body of water they have traveled to: Loch Ness. "There's good magic for snakes" there, and the serpent grows to the legendary size he is today. The joke is better if readers already know that legend, but it's an entertaining story with fun and drama in the unusual paintings. Done with a variety of media, they achieve unique textures and warmth, and the artist's sense of humor is a perfect complement to the story. (Picture book. 4-8) .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823415557
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.49 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.15 (d)

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